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#649 Ed McBain / Jean Peters – 15 October 1926

Ed McBain (Evan Hunter) Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he … Continue reading

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#624 Jo Brand / Kate Buffery / Quentin Willson – 23 July 1957

Jo Brand Josephine Grace “Jo” Brand (born 23 July 1957) is a BAFTA-winning English comedienne, writer, and actress. Commencing her entertainment career with a move from psychiatric nursing to the alternative comedy stand-up scene, she went on to appear on The Brain Drain, Channel 4’s Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, Getting On and … Continue reading

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#618 Sofía Vergara / Peter Serafinowicz – 10 July 1972

Sofía Vergara Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (born July 10, 1972) (@SofiaVergara) is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess, and model. Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Vergara currently stars on the TV series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she … Continue reading

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#606 Hawley Harvey Crippen / O. Henry – 11 September 1862

Hawley Harvey Crippen Hawley Harvey Crippen (September 11, 1862 – November 23, 1910), usually known as Dr. Crippen, was an American homeopathic physician and salesman hanged in Pentonville Prison, London, for the murder of his wife, Cora Henrietta Crippen. He was the first criminal to be … Continue reading

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#602 Gordon Cooper / Gabriel García Márquez – 6 March 1927

Gordon Cooper Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (March 6, 1927 – October 4, 2004), also known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury … Continue reading

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#593 J.D. Salinger / Rocky Graziano / Carole Landis – 1 January 1919

J. D. Salinger Jerome David Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer. His most notable work is the 1951 novel Catcher In The Rye. Rocky Graziano Thomas Rocco Barbella (January 1, 1919 – May 22, 1990), better known as Rocky … Continue reading

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#575 Tony Jordan / Jon Lovitz – 21 July 1957

Tony Jordan Tony Jordan (born 21 July 1957) is a British television writer. For many years, he was lead writer and series consultant for BBC One soap opera EastEnders. Jordan had written for the programme since 1989, and had written over 250 episodes as of 2006. He was listed as … Continue reading

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#564 Salman Rushdie / Freddy Head – 19 June 1947

Salman Rushdie Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight’s Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the centre of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries, some … Continue reading

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#558 Charlie Drake / Chris Hayward / Robert Fyfe – 19 June 1925

Charlie Drake Charlie Drake (19 June 1925 – 23 December 2006) was an English comedian, actor, writer and singer. He was a popular comedian with children in his early years, becoming nationally-known for his “Hello, my darlings” catchphrase. He is particularly remembered for the TV series The Worker and … Continue reading

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#539 Billy Dee Williams / Merle Haggard / Terrence Hardiman – 6 April 1937

Billy Dee Williams William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer and writer. He is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, … Continue reading

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#533 Tom Scholz / Kim Campbell / Paul Condon – 10 March 1947

Tom Scholz Donald Thomas “Tom” Scholz (born March 10, 1947) is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, inventor, and mechanical engineer, best known as the founder of the band Boston. He is also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. Kim Campbell Avril Phædra Douglas “Kim” Campbell, PC, CC, QC (born March 10, 1947) is … Continue reading

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#523 Lewis Carroll / Arthur Hughes – 27 January 1832

Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems “The Hunting … Continue reading

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#518 Graham Chapman / Boris Vallejo – 08 January 1941

Graham Chapman Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was a British comedian, physician, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Boris Vallejo Boris Vallejo (born January 8, 1941) is a Peruvian-born American painter. He immigrated to … Continue reading

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#512 Erskine Caldwell / Walter Greenwood / Ray Noble – 17 December 1903

Erskine Caldwell Erskine Preston Caldwell (December 17, 1903 – April 11, 1987) was an American author. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native South like the novels Tobacco Road and God’s Little Acre won him critical acclaim, but they also made him controversial among … Continue reading

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#503 Philip Pullman / Kendo Nagasaki – 19 October 1946

Philip Pullman Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is an English writer from Norwich. He is the best-selling author of several books, most notably his trilogy offantasy novels, His Dark Materials, and his fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The … Continue reading

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#483 Paul O’Grady / Debbie Arnold – 14 June 1955

Paul O’Grady Paul James Michael O’Grady MBE (born 14 June 1955) is a British comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio DJ. He is best known for presenting the daytime chat television series, The Paul O’Grady Show and, more recently, Paul O’Grady Live, as well … Continue reading

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#475 Nigel Rees / Whitfield Diffie / Chris Finnegan – 05 June 1944

Nigel Rees Nigel Rees (born 5 June 1944 near Liverpool) is an English author and presenter, best known for devising and hosting the Radio 4 long running panel game Quote… Unquote (since 1976) and as the author of more than fifty books – reference, humour and fiction. … Continue reading

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#474 Val McDermid / Jack Ellis – 04 June 1955

Val McDermid Val McDermid (born 4 June 1955) is a Scottish crime writer. Her books mainly fall into three series: Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, and, beginning in 1995, the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, the first entry in which, The Mermaids Singing, won the Crime … Continue reading

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#467 George Best / Howard Kendall / G. F. Newman – 22 May 1946

George Best George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a professional footballer from Belfast, who most notably played for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968, he won the European Cup with Manchester United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year. When … Continue reading

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#450 Denis Quilley / Denis Gifford – 26 December 1927

Denis Quilley Denis Clifford Quilley OBE (26 December 1927 – 5 October 2003) was an English theatre, television and film actor who was long associated with the Royal National Theatre. Denis Gifford Denis Gifford (26 December 1927 – 18 May 2000) was a British writer. … Continue reading

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